Summary Book Review Like My Teacher Always Said . . . by Erin McHugh:
Download or read book Like My Teacher Always Said . . . written by Erin McHugh and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2016-04-05 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quotes from teachers that stayed with their students—from the life-changing to the head-scratching. My high school chemistry teacher used to tell us, “Carol never wore her safety goggles. Now, she doesn’t need them.” It was a joke. I think. But it sure got the point across.—Alicia on Mr. P. The author of Like My Mother Always Said and Like My Father Always Said returns with a new crowdsourced collection of quips, quotes, and stories from people recalling childhood influences from grade school instructors to piano teachers, Catholic school sisters, guidance counselors, coaches, and mentors. In addition, teachers themselves have contributed some entertaining reminiscences and tales from the classroom. With chapters such as “Scare Tactics,” “Advice That Stuck,” and “Crazy Town,” the entries range from the wise to the weird—provoking nostalgia, inspiration, and more than a few good laughs.
Summary Book Review Asian American Education by Russell Endo:
Download or read book Asian American Education written by Russell Endo and published by IAP. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian American Education--Asian American Identities, Racial Issues, and Languages presents groundbreaking research that critically challenges the invisibility, stereotyping, and common misunderstandings of Asian Americans by disrupting "customary" discourse and disputing "familiar" knowledge. The chapters in this anthology provide rich, detailed evidence and interpretations of the status and experiences of Asian American students, teachers, and programs in K-12 and higher education, including struggles with racism and other race-related issues. This material is authored by nationally-prominent scholars as well as highly-regarded emerging researchers. As a whole, this volume contributes to the deconstruction of the image of Asian Americans as a model minority and at the same time reconstructs theories to explain their diverse educational experiences. It also draws attention to the cultural and especially structural challenges Asian Americans face when trying to make institutional changes. This book will be of great interest to researchers, teachers, students, and other practitioners and policymakers concerned with the education of Asian Americans as well as other peoples of color.
Summary Book Review Like the Prodigal Son I Returned by Steven "Red" Salas:
Download or read book Like the Prodigal Son I Returned written by Steven "Red" Salas and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-02-08 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steven (Red) Salas was born into a traditional Catholic family in Racine, Wisconsin. His life seemed to be a contradiction from the very beginning. It was not a loving Catholic home, instead his parents divorced when he was quite young (six years old), and he and his brother lived with his physically and verbally abusive mother. Even though he went to weekly church services, he actually felt a deeper connection to the Christian programming found on TV. As Red grew into adolescence, he quickly found himself in trouble with the law on multiple occasions and forsaking his faith. He didn't start hanging out with the wrong crowd; instead, he was the wrong crowd. His mother eventually gave up and sent him to live with his father, but the courts finally ordered Red to live with a foster family, hoping that this would get him back on the straight and narrow. He returned back to his wild ways when he was allowed to go home to his father. When the time came that Red became a young father himself, he knew he had to do something different. So he defied the odds and joined the US Army. The military proved to be a positive change that Red needed. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, learned respect, and was achieving success in his military job. Until one day, an army work-related accident happened; he suffered a traumatic brain injury. The side effects began to take over, but being a "strong" man, he pushed things aside. He got out of the army and started a new life with his family in San Antonio, Texas. The side effects of his TBI by then had helped to make it difficult to hold down a job, his first marriage fell apart, and his faith seemed to be drained. Red was left raising three daughters by himself and still seeking the unconditional love from a woman that had always been a void in his life. Time passes and wounds heal. He found himself praying to G-d but still not fully allowing him to work in his life. Red met his second wife, the love of his life. But between the process of climbing the ranks and finally achieving the rank of vice president of the notorious San Antonio chapter of the Bandidos MC (one of the most well-known and dangerous outlaw 1%er motorcycle clubs in the world) and the continued side effects of his TBI, their marriage fell apart. Red hit rock bottom. The pain from the TBI became too much and he checked himself into the VA hospital. Finally, he got the medical help that he needed for so many years. He reconciled his marriage and retired from the Bandidos MC after ten years of loyalty. Follow the story of a young Catholic boy turned born-again Christian as he defies his faith, gets mixed up with the law, and becomes a member of the Infamous Bandidos MC. But like the Prodigal Son, he returns home because of G-d's mercy and Red's faith in Jesus Christ.
Download or read book Front Lines written by Alexis Greene and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-06 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since this country came into being, women have waged battles for rights in the pages of their plays, and on the stages where those plays were performed. - FROM THE PREFACE BY SHIRLEY LAURO Front Lines is a pathbreaking collection of the most important, critically acclaimed plays written by the country's leading contemporary female playwrights. Including seven full scripts and accompanying materials, Front Lines provides both major examples of the playwright's craft and an essential introduction to the politically inspired work of female dramatists of the twenty-first century. Here is Jessica Blank's widely heralded The Exonerated (written with Erik Jensen), based on interviews with American prisoners incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Also included is Nilaja Sun's outstanding No Child . . ., winner of the Outer Critics Circle's 2007 John Gassner Award for Best New Play - a funny, stirring one-woman show centering on an inner-city teacher's success at involving her rebellious students in their own education by putting on a play. Rounding out the collection are Emily Mann's Mrs. Packard, Paula Vogel's Hot 'n' Throbbing, Shirley Lauro's Clarence Darrow's Last Trial, Quiara Alegra Hudes's Eliot: A Soldier's Fugue, and Cindy Cooper's Words of Choice. With a preface by distinguished playwright Shirley Lauro and an introduction by theater critic Alexis Greene, Front Lines also includes short biographies of the playwrights and a production photo of each play.
Summary Book Review Coaching for Effective Learning by Maria-Teresa Claridge:
Download or read book Coaching for Effective Learning written by Maria-Teresa Claridge and published by Radcliffe Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The aim of this book is to provide a solid grounding in the key principles and practices of coaching and mentoring, to help you think about your practice and what you need to consider as a mentee, coach, mentor or an initiator or sponsor of this activity within your organisation.
Download or read book Four Chinese ELLs written by Nan Li and published by IAP. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is written for K-12 teachers and educators to understand the school experiences and life journeys of the English Language Learners (ELLs) through four Chinese ELLs by documenting their transitional experiences into an American school. Traditionally, Chinese students are perceived as the model minority in American schools who are academically successful. Yet, this book provides a new perspective by documenting the life journey and school experiences of the four Chinese ELLs. The book gives a detailed account of the four ELLs in transition from Chinese language and culture into American school and culture. Interview, observation, and documentary data at their homes and American school reflect this transitional journey. The book helps K-12 teachers and educators understand that Chinese students also come from different family backgrounds and have different previous schooling experiences. This will help teachers and educators better working with Chinese and all ELLs who adapt the new school environment. This book is reader-friendly and carefully crafted with six chapters. Each chapter focuses on one Chinese ELL with genuine research data. The book begins with an introduction to provide basic information of the four ELLs and concludes with the final chapter that provides an update on the ELL students. This book can also be used as reading texts by college students in teacher education and training programs. The book is targeted for the TESOL organizations. The TESOL has one of the largest memberships with over 12,000 members representing 156 countries (TESOL Brochure, 2017). This book also benefits various attendees of professional education conferences.
Summary Book Review This River Awakens by Steven Erikson:
Download or read book This River Awakens written by Steven Erikson and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed author of the Malazan series comes Steven Erikson's This River Awakens. In the spring of 1971, Owen Brand and his family move to the riverside town of Middlecross in a renewed attempt to escape poverty. For twelve-year-old Owen, it's the opportunity for a new life and an end to his family's isolation. He quickly falls in with a gang of three local boys and forms a strong bond with Jennifer, the rebellious daughter of a violent, alcoholic father. As summer brings release from school, two figures preside over the boys' activities: Walter Gribbs, a benign old watchman at the yacht club, and Hodgson Fisk, a vindictive farmer tormented by his past. Then the boys stumble on a body washed up on the riverbank—a discovery whose reverberations will result, as the year comes full circle, in a cataclysm that envelops them all.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Mind Full written by Dermot Whelan and published by Gill & Macmillan Ltd. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2007, comedian and broadcaster Dermot Whelan arrived at a comedy festival in an ambulance after having a panic attack en route. Realising this was not a sustainable way to travel to future gigs, he decided to become a meditation teacher and learn how to de-stress without annoying the emergency services. Telling Dermot’s own story and offering useful everyday tips and techniques, Mind Full is his funny and accessible guide to meditation. If you feel like you’ve lost touch with the happier version of yourself and would like to: SLEEP BETTER REDUCE STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION HAVE MORE PATIENCE WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE FEEL LESS ‘MEH’ ENJOY LIFE MORE ... this book is for you. You’ll discover that learning to meditate doesn’t require you to blow up your life and move to Nepal, but it does help you make very small changes that make a long-lasting difference. With exclusive access to Dermot’s guided meditations, Mind Full will help you restore your sense of fulfilment, happiness and true contentment. ‘Fixed whatever block I had harboured towards the concept of meditation ... I had convinced myself that I wasn’t one of those people. Now I realise there is no prerequisite character type. It’s just for ... people. A lovely, funny, honest book.’ Cillian Murphy, From The Foreword
Download or read book ¡No Pasaran! written by Pete Ayrton and published by Serpent's Tail. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. No Pasarn! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, geographical and artistic spectrum. The writers include celebrated international figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Leonardo Sciascia and Victor Serge and well known British and American observers such as George Orwell, Gamel Woolsey, Langston Hughes and Muriel Rukeyser. Uniquely, where previous collections privileged the writings of the International Brigades, No Pasarn! draws most heavily on writers from Spain itself - including Merc Rodoreda, Javier Cercas and Lus Buuel. No Pasarn! is the essential anthology of Spain's Civil War writing, and allows the reader to witness life and death, hope and despair at the front lines of one of the century's most bitter wars.
Summary Book Review Dare to Take Charge by Judge Glenda Hatchett:
Download or read book Dare to Take Charge written by Judge Glenda Hatchett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-20 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable. Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself. Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett's prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett uses real life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to counsel readers. Shows them how to find their true purpose and gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances, and to always be true to themselves. Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader to ask self-reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.
Summary Book Review Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess by Phil Foglio:
Download or read book Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess written by Phil Foglio and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2012-04-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intrigue! Subterfuge! Circus Folk! In a time when the Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare, mad science rules the world… with mixed success. With the help of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the massive airship known as Castle Wulfenbach. After crashing their escape dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall in with Master Payne's Circus of Adventure, a traveling troupe of performers dedicated to staging Heterodyne shows—dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne and their allies—who are unaware of Agatha’s connection to the Heterodyne line. Pursued by the ruthless Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, his handsome son Gil, and their minions (not to mention Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer), Agatha hides in plain sight among the circus folk, servicing their clanks and proving herself adept in performing the role of Lucrezia Mongfish, nemesis to—and later wife of—Barry Heterodyne. She also begins training under Zeetha, swordmistress and princess of the lost city of Skifander. Together, Agatha, Krosp, and the performers travel across the treacherous wasteland of war-torn Europa, towards Mechanicsburg, and the ancestral home of the Heterodynes—Castle Heterodyne. But with many perils standing in her way—including Wulfenbach’s crack troops, mysterious Geisterdamen, savage Jägermonsters, and the fabled Storm King—it’s going to take more than a spark of Mad Science for Agatha to get through… From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the multiple WCCA and Hugo Award-winning webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! And Mad Science!
Summary Book Review School Memories by Cristina Yanes-Cabrera:
Download or read book School Memories written by Cristina Yanes-Cabrera and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-15 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reveals how school memories offer not only a tool for accessing the school of the past, but also a key to understanding what people today know (or think they know) about the school of the past. It describes, in fact, how historians’ work does not purely and simply consist in exploring school as it really was, but also in the complex process of defining the memory of school as one developed and revisited over time at both the individual and collective level. Further, it investigates the extent to which what people “know” reflects the reality or is in fact a product of stereotypes that are deeply rooted in common perceptions and thus exceedingly difficult to do away with. The book includes fifteen peer-reviewed contributions that were presented and discussed during the International Symposium “School Memories. New Trends in Historical Research into Education: Heuristic Perspectives and Methodological Issues” (Seville, 22-23 September, 2015).
Summary Book Review My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville:
Download or read book My Teacher Is an Alien written by Bruce Coville and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Could your teacher be an alien? Do your research with this bestselling, hilarious sci-fi favorite from the author who inspired Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series. Sixth grade is just out of this world! Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face—and realizes that “Mr. Smith” is really an alien! At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith’s horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor—and save the rest of the sixth-grade class from a fate worse than math tests!
Summary Book Review Ruined by Love by Bean Sprout:
Download or read book Ruined by Love written by Bean Sprout and published by Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd. This book was released on with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Julia thought she had it all, but who could have guessed that her world would be turned upside down. Abortion. Disfigurement. A failed career. A tarnished reputation. She could not figure out how things turned out like this. Maybe it was all because of Curtis! After all, love could destroy a woman’s life.
Summary Book Review Making Music and Enriching Lives by Bonnie Blanchard:
Download or read book Making Music and Enriching Lives written by Bonnie Blanchard and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addresses comprehensive, across-the-board issues that affect the teachers, students, and musicians. This book shows specifics not only about how to teach music, but also about how to motivate and inspire students of any age.
Summary Book Review With a Song in My Psyche by Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt:
Download or read book With a Song in My Psyche written by Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2001 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This studies the psychology of singing and teaching singing. It describes the musical brain, the singer's mind/body interaction, the crucial early musical development, the adolescent singer, gender factors, psychology of performance and the psychological basis for attaining greater artistry." --Cover.